In the courts, in the Legislature, in the community and in your hand, ACLU SoCal protects the liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Install our app, Mobile Justice, to film encounters where your rights are at risk.
This is official page of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal), a 501(c)(4) organization. The ACLU is the nation’s foremost advocate for individual liberty and equality, and its leading guardian against unwarranted government interference and abuse.
With the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights as our guide, we’ve been at the forefront of every major civil-rights battle in this country for more than 90 years. For each new generation of Americans, the ACLU – using lobbying, litigation and education — defends freedom and civil rights against threats both old and new.
The ACLU of Southern California is one of the oldest, largest, and most progressive ACLU affiliates in the nation. Founded by famed author Upton Sinclair in 1923, we’ve never wavered in pursuing liberty, equal rights and economic justice for all.